Magnesium- and intermetallic alloys-based hydrides for energy storage: Modelling, synthesis and properties

Luca Pasquini, Kouji Sakaki, Etsuo Akiba, Mark D. Allendorf, Ebert Alvares, Josè R. Ares, Dotan Babai, Marcello Baricco, Josè Bellosta Von Colbe, Matvey Bereznitsky, Craig E. Buckley, Young Whan Cho, Fermin Cuevas, Patricia De Rango, Erika Michela Dematteis, Roman V. Denys, Martin Dornheim, J. F. Fernández, Arif Hariyadi, Bjørn C. HaubackTae Wook Heo, Michael Hirscher, Terry D. Humphries, Jacques Huot, Isaac Jacob, Torben R. Jensen, Paul Jerabek, Shin Young Kang, Nathan Keilbart, Hyunjeong Kim, Michel Latroche, F. Leardini, Haiwen Li, Sanliang Ling, Mykhaylo V. Lototskyy, Ryan Mullen, Shin Ichi Orimo, Mark Paskevicius, Claudio Pistidda, Marek Polanski, Julián Puszkiel, Eugen Rabkin, Martin Sahlberg, Sabrina Sartori, Archa Santhosh, Toyoto Sato, Roni Z. Shneck, Magnus H. Sørby, Yuanyuan Shang, Vitalie Stavila, Jin Yoo Suh, Suwarno Suwarno, Le Thi Thu, Liwen F. Wan, Colin J. Webb, Matthew Witman, Chubin Wan, Brandon C. Wood, Volodymyr A. Yartys

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Hydrides based on magnesium and intermetallic compounds provide a viable solution to the challenge of energy storage from renewable sources, thanks to their ability to absorb and desorb hydrogen in a reversible way with a proper tuning of pressure and temperature conditions. Therefore, they are expected to play an important role in the clean energy transition and in the deployment of hydrogen as an efficient energy vector. This review, by experts of Task 40 'Energy Storage and Conversion based on Hydrogen' of the Hydrogen Technology Collaboration Programme of the International Energy Agency, reports on the latest activities of the working group 'Magnesium- and Intermetallic alloys-based Hydrides for Energy Storage'. The following topics are covered by the review: multiscale modelling of hydrides and hydrogen sorption mechanisms; synthesis and processing techniques; catalysts for hydrogen sorption in Mg; Mg-based nanostructures and new compounds; hydrides based on intermetallic TiFe alloys, high entropy alloys, Laves phases, and Pd-containing alloys. Finally, an outlook is presented on current worldwide investments and future research directions for hydrogen-based energy storage.

Original languageEnglish
Article number032007
JournalProgress in Energy
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2022
Externally publishedYes

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  • catalysts
  • energy storage
  • hydrogen storage materials
  • intermetallic alloys
  • magnesium
  • multiscale modelling
  • nanostructure


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